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#1432 of 1450 Hyundai Is Not Standing Behind Its Vehicles
Jan 19, 2009 (8:50 am)
So here's a new situation that I haven't experienced with any of my previous cars (none of them have been Hyundais). As a background, I own a 2006 V6 AWD AT Tucson, bought new. It only has 22,000 miles on it. I've been getting about 18.5 MPG in mostly city driving until about a month ago when, all of a sudden, the mileage, as shown by the car computer, dropped to around 13.5 MPG. Recently, it has climbed to about 15.2 MPG. My driving pattern has been exactly the same all this time: nothing has changed in terms of gas used, distances, speed, acceleration etc. I've changed my air filter, but no marked improvement has occurred. So I took the car to a dealer this morning. To my great surprise, the service advisor REFUSED to take my car in order to diagnose it. He gave me a sheet titled "Hyundai Technical Service Bulletin - Fuel Mileage Calculation" that lists driving characteristics that affect mileage, like weight, acceleration, speed, accessories usage, maintenance etc. Daaaa... The second page spells out procedures to calculate MPG. The advisor told me that Hyundai requires them to have the customer do a mileage calculation and write down dates, mileage and amount of gas used on that sheet before they can take the vehicle in for diagnostics. WHAT? He also said that since the "Check Engine" light does not come on, there is nothing for them to check. So one thing completely contradicts the other because my engine light will not come on even if I do the MPG test so what's the point to even mention that? I think it's an outrage. Since when does one need to provide written proof of a problem before having the dealer attempt to diagnose a problem?!!!! Additionally, the car computer shows the current MPG. And if the dealer can't use that number to verify MPG and provide service based on that, then my conclusion is that the car computer is meant to be just a gimmick. The fact that there is 5-year warranty means nothing unless it's followed by Hyundai and its dealers and implemented. By the way, the Bulletin given to me is dated November 2005. It is obviously not a new problem, especially judging by the number of posts I've seen that have to do with poor mileage. There is no doubt that Tucson's auto transmission and engine technology is old, and lower mileage is to be expected, especially on an AWD vehicle. But there is no excuse for Hyundai and its dealers to be blatantly nonresponsive to their customers' concerns. I will try to call their toll-free customer service number, but I doubt that anything will come out of it. I've also had a pretty serious problem with the car's underframe that had to be repaired/replaced (under warranty) after only 15,000 miles. This is my first and last Hyundai product. I am planning to trade the car in at the first opportunity. Hyundai will loose customers very quickly with this type of service (I think they already have based on recent stats, more so than other brands). I would not recommend Hyundai cars/SUVs to anyone.
#1433 of 1450 Considering buying a Tucson
Feb 05, 2009 (4:04 am)
I am considering buying a 2008 or 2009 Tucson for my two college daughters (one car) that go to the same school 700 miles away from home. The reviews I've read from different websites/reviewers (Edmunds/Consumer Reports/Car and Driver, etc.) run the entire gamut, although I see that most of the negative reviews are for some of the older models.
Being that the kids will be so far away from home, and are girls, I can't afford to give them a car that will have them often in the shop, and unable to fend for themselves when it comes to car issues. (We all know how amenable some of the car companies can be at accepting responsibity...) I would appreciate your input and feedback.
#1434 of 1450 Re: Tucson Adventure (Bought Nov 2004, LX, V6) [batman47]
Jun 06, 2009 (6:15 am)
Do you know what is the camber angle (degree tolerance) for the rear wheels of the hyundai tucson?
#1435 of 1450 Differential Oil Change by yourself
Aug 02, 2009 (10:55 am)
How can I change the rear/front differential oil by myself?
#1438 of 1450 2010 Hyundai Tucson US availability?
Sep 20, 2009 (11:43 am)
Does anyone have a ballpark date on when the updated Hyundai Tucson will be available in the US? Also, will the new body style be listed as 2010 model or 2011 model? I have seen pics of the new Tucson and there is a lot I like about it, but I am having a hard time figuring out when it might be available. I have talked to a few dealers over the last few days and there hasn't been much consistency. Some say they don't know, one said a month or two, one said probably several months, and one said he had two or three 2010 models on the lot, which seems bogus. I'd like to consider the new model but not sure I want to wait a long time for it. Does anyone know? Thanks.
Aug 22, 2010 (12:14 pm)
1970 Tucson GLS 4cyl Automatic 16K miles. So for so good - absolutely no problems with this car. Underpowered but that is no surprise as it uses the same engine as my Elantra and weighs 500 lbs more. We don't live in a hilly area so that is not a big problem. Gas mileage is about 28 mpg on the interstate on cruise. I expect much worse around town but have never calculated it.
#1441 of 1450 Re: programming Tucson keyless entry [niceiam]
Sep 30, 2010 (6:08 am)
I did a search for the same thing found a couple that might work i just did a search for keyless remote programming, I recently bought a used 06 tucson that they did not have remotes for, and my dealer wants 155 for the remote plus another 25-55 to program it which is a lot of b.s let me know how it goes for you, im gonna keep looking into it